Mark Wahlberg to Produce and Star in Sci-Fi Actioner The Raven

Mark Wahlberg has signed on to produce and star in a sci-fi thriller called “The Raven”, which will be written and directed by Ricardo De Montreuil based on his short film of the same name (you can see that short film below). If the movie version follows the plot of the short, it will find Wahlberg playing Chris Black, a young man who “possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him. The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles.”

Basically, the short is 5 minutes of Black aka The Raven running from automated police drones armed with chainguns and stalking AT-AT-type walkers that will, apparently, shoot anything in their way. The whole thing is watched and orchestrated by a floating police ship above the city. Think “District 9″, but the hero has what looks like telekinetic powers.

Take the “current regime” from the synopsis above, the ever-present droid police from the short, and I’m guessing the plot will be one of those “evil Fascist America of the future” type storylines.

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